Samsung's Gear Fit to cost $199


AT&T just announced that it will start taking pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S5 tomorrow. The high-profile Android flagship will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T says Samsung's latest smartphone will ship in "early April," though the carrier stops short of offering up a specific date. Today also marks the first time we're seeing official US pricing for the Gear Fit (and that gorgeous curved OLED display): it'll cost $199 and also arrive in April. Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches have been priced at $299 and $199 respectively. AT&T will discount both of those by $50 if you purchase them alongside the S5, though the deal criminally doesn't seem to include the Fit.

At launch, AT&T will only offer the Galaxy S5 in black and white color variants. Aside from its regular on-contract pricing, AT&T says the S5 can be purchased through its Next program for $25 per month over 18 months or $32.50 monthly over the course of a year. With AT&T's pre-order details now out, we expect other major US carriers to follow suit quickly. The Galaxy S5 features a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a larger battery, and a heart-rate sensor that leads Samsung's aggressive push into fitness tracking. Check out our full preview for all the details.

Update: As expected, other carriers are already jumping into the fray. US Cellular has announced it will offer the Galaxy S5 starting April 11th. It's also giving away $50 in Google Play credit to all customers that pre-order the device.

The Verge
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